Everybody will make a picture of a jet taking of with full afterburner. Just like most will take pictures of landing aircraft, you just feel the urge to do so .kiwi wrote:I think the topic has shifted a bit from artistic to unorthodox shots. And you don't necessarily need professional equipment for great takeoff shots. I've made some very nice shots at the Open Days at Leeuwarden this year with a borrowed 400D (wouldn't call that pro gear). And that was my second time with a dSLR, so it's not the equipment, it's the imagination and creativeness of the person looking through the camera.Iroquois wrote:Which has nothing to do with artistic shots but the fact that those kind of pictures usually require more professional equipment to get a decent result.kiwi wrote:
Exactly what I mean! I've seen great pics from Florennes with full afterburner takeoffs and a taxi-ing aircraft in front, instead of just the side-on shots
It's the fast AF, high shutterspeed, high lens quality, MM's, post-processing, etc. that makes these shots stunning, not artistic.